Wednesday, February 24, 2021

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  • Found this via a link from Wikipedia, and parts of this article mirror my partner’s experience in the UK. She was given anti psychotic medication after a single psychotic episode at age 19, and sure enough 2 years later when she stopped taking the meds she had a relapse which prompted psychiatrists to advise her she would have to take them indefinitely. Despite this “advice” and after 12 years of various different meds
    (mirtazipine, Trifluoperazine, aripiprazol/abilify) she tapered off the drugs slowly and along with cognitive behavioural​ therapy, counseling and other talking therapies has been well ever since. I am convinced she could’ve recovered from the initial illness all those years ago with the right treatment and without the anti psychotics, but it was easier for Drs to follow what increasingly​ looks like a flawed protocol and just medicate.

    Your team is doing some great work, keep it up.. maybe the John Arnold Foundation and it’s fight against bad science could help!

    www wired com/2017/01/john-arnold-waging-war-on-bad-science/